Readers Choice….Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

It’s the time of year where we look forward to the excitement of a new beginning & back at great memories. These blog posts hit the sweet spot in 2014…these are your reader’s choice favorites based on page views… Readers Choice....Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014 | xo I publish this blog for me & you. I love creating recipes, crafty ideas, inspirational travelogues & taking pictures of it all! Thanks for taking your time to visit with me here. Means more than you’ll ever know. Here’s to a great 2014 & an even more fabulous 2015! xo Bailey Poptails |

1. Baileys Poptails

Well, well. No.1 tells us a lot. We love cocktails, Bailey’s & popsicles! Not sure where the brilliant invention of poptails started, but they are here to stay. Thank goodness! Look forward to many new ones here in 2015.

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl |


 2. Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Quinoa Bowl

Mention the word sriracha and you will likely draw a hungry crowd. This spicy Asian sauce took over our taste buds years ago & it’s here to stay! Thank goodness, ’cause it’s dang good. Quinoa is a fabulous gluten free seed that double as a grain these days. I cook with it as often as a I can.

Baked Blueberry French Toast | A family favorite!

3. Baked Blueberry French Toast

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole |

4. Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole

Most of us are on the quest to prepare big batch, healthy + delicious family meals. This is a gluten free riff on traditional enchiladas. Made with quinoa, lots of cheese & ground beef. Top with fresh avocado. Best part….lots of leftovers & your kids will LOVE it!

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing |

5. Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

This recipe proves that simple basics are well loved. Taking a few extra minutes to whip up homemade salad dressing is well worth it. Really all you need to do is add all the measured ingredients into a jar, pop on the lid & shake. This dressing can be used on salads or as a marinade.

Grilled Thai Spice Chicken Sliders |

6. Grilled Thai Spice Chicken Sliders

Each & every bite of these sliders is memorable & guess what? There’s sriracha in this sauce too. As discussed in #1 you guys (and I) love the stuff.

Best Green Smoothie recipe!

7. Best Green Smoothie

As much as we all like to indulge we love the high energy, healthy stuff too. The green smoothie recipe really is the best I’ve had. Its got lots of essential nutrients & sweetness from frozen bananas to satisfy the pickiest of veg eaters.

Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole |

8.  Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

I’m so happy to see that y’all love sweet potatoes as much as I do! This baked casserole is filled with all sorts of goodness & will keep your belly full until your next meal. Bacon make everything better always…and this has a bunch of it!

Veggie & Quinoa Lunchbox Power Salad |

9. Veggie & Quinoa Lunchbox Power Salad

This salad is as pretty to look at as it is delicious to eat. Quinoa is a superfood that we all can’t get enough of. Enjoy this quick + simple recipe at home or pack it up for work & school. It travels perfectly!

Sparkling Seabreeze Cocktail |

10. Sparkling Sea Breeze Cocktail

Not one but two boozy creations made the list this year! I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it is to create new libations. I love dreaming them up, photographing them….and of course, the grand tasting! This cocktail is perfect sips any time of the year.

Thanks for being such loyal readers & friends! Stay tuned for a Year in Travel post too….xo


~ Marla Meridith

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8 thoughts on “Readers Choice….Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

  1. I love these posts!! isn’t it so interesting to see what was the most popular?! and I must say, your readers have excellent taste. . everything looks so good!!! I want to dive into that spicy sriracha chicken and quinoa bowl . . oh my gawd, yum!!

  2. You’ve shared so many delicious recipes this year, but since I’m a huge quinoa lover, my number one is the spicy sriracha chicken quinoa bowl! Can’t wait to try it! Pinned! 🙂

  3. What a great year-end round-up! I’ve pinned about half of them to make for dinner soon. I’m recommitted to fast and healthy dinners in 2015 and I’m psyched to have some great new recipe ideas. Thanks Marla! xo